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The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is a nonprofit organization founded in 1926. The ARL is the state's largest animal shelter, serving over 19,000 animals each year from all corners of the state. With a focus on adoption, humane education, cruelty intervention, spay and neuter programs, and reuniting lost and found pets with their owners, the ARL is the greater Des Moines area's only shelter that never turns away an animal in need.

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Extreme Heat: Pets at Risk

posted 7/20/2016
Temperatures this week are expected to near 100 degrees with heat indexes reaching triple digits. Take extra precautions to keep animals safe. ...

ARL Partners with Clarinda Correctional Facility to Train Dogs for Veterans

posted 7/6/2016
Four dogs from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) are starting training to become companions for veterans. Their training program begins at the Clarinda Correctional Facility in Clarinda, IA. Eight offenders will work with the dogs for six weeks training them in basic skills and manners. At the end of the program the dogs will be adopted to veterans. ...

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